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The Numbers Game – April 4, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Jets matchup on Thursday night at the Bell Centre.

57 – Number of consecutive NHL games Tomas Plekanec played before being sidelined on Thursday night with a groin injury. Plekanec, who owned the second longest active games streak on the Canadiens roster, hadn’t missed a game since a February 21, 2012 tilt against the Dallas Stars.

3 – Number of hits Ryan White dished out in his return to action on Thursday night after missing the last five games due to injury.

9 – Number of goals Michael Ryder has tallied in 17 games with the Habs since returning to Montreal on February 26, scoring his two latest markers on Thursday night.

3 – Number of games in which Michael Ryder has scored at least two goals since beginning his second stint with the Habs, including Thursday night’s game against the Jets.

30 – Number of points registered by defenseman P.K. Subban thus far this season, tops in the NHL amongst rearguards. Subban collected two assists against the Jets on Thursday night to hit the 30-point mark for the third time in his career.

0 – Number of games the Canadiens have dropped to southeast division opponents thus far this season following Thursday night’s win, having posted a combined 11 victories against Winnipeg, Washington, Florida, Tampa Bay and Carolina on the year.

5 – Number of consecutive tilts the Canadiens have won to close out back-to-back series of games on the season, including Thursday night’s victory over the Jets. The Habs are 6-1-1 in the second game of contests played on two straight days.

6 – Number of consecutive victories Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj has posted on the season including Thursday night’s win, surpassing his win total of five from 2011-2012, his first year in a Habs uniform.

Game Highlights: Canadiens-Jets
Boxscore: Canadiens-Jets

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